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Is It Safe To Eat A Lot Of Salty Foods While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Shells? : Peanut shells are not meant to be eaten regardless of whether or not you are pregnant. Crack the shell and enjoy the delicious nut inside. Then throw the shell away. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink homemade raw veggie smoothies in addition to meals when pregnant or are raw veggies unsafe? How can I make it safer to drink?
Very safe: You can't get much healthier than raw veggies! Keep it up! ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to drink green smoothies prior and during the pregnancy? Since many people drink it only to lose fat only?
Depends: It all depends on what you put in your PURE green smoothy. Normally it is made up of vegetables ( spinach) and fruits such as banana. If these are the only ingredients thats fine. Avoid parsley. Please do not make this your only nutrition. Just drink it as a supplement to your other meals because, you will neet your fats and proteins etc etc. everything in moderation. ...Read more
Yes and no: Chocolate is safe and a pregnancy staple according to many patients. It does have caffeine and calories, both of which are detrimental in large quantities. How much is too much? There is no data on this. Terence, a roman comic dramatist is known for the quotation, "moderation in all things". This too for pregnancy applies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is ok to drink a lot of water, but it won't "balance it (sodium) out". ...Read more
Is it safe to drink and eat raw milk products like raw yogurt? I hear it is more beneficial to the gut due to getting good probiotics out of it.
Unpasteurized? Why?!: Pasteurization is not a gimmick to be avoided, it is life-saving! if you are going to risk drinking/eating unpasteurized dairy products you best know and trust the supplier well. If you're looking to enhance your intake of probiotics, then take a safe commercial probiotic supplement along with drinking safe milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
I try to eat only 1,300 calories a day to loser weight. Im always hungry because that's not alot. Is it unhealthy or safe to eat this amount? I eat healthier but this amount doesn't seem to hold me.
Of course....: People have been getting pregnant ant successfully delivering healthy babies long before foods specifically marketed as "organic" we're popular. You need a balanced diet with caloric intake adequate to nourish you and your child. Follow the advice of your OB regarding diet, calories and multivitamin/supplements. Preparing your meals at home, with the occasional meals out is just fine. Congrats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.
Mercury: The issue with fish is related to mercury poisoning. For most fish, it is fine, but avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. The fda recommends no more than 2 meals (12oz) per week of fish low in mercury. Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. ...Read more
No: you are not only starving yourself but you are also starving the baby ...Read more
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